Modelling trajectories through the Educational System in North West England

Penn, Roger and Berridge, Damon (2008) Modelling trajectories through the Educational System in North West England. Education Economics, 16 (4). pp. 411-431. ISSN 0964-5292

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The main aim of this paper is to identify those school-level and locality-level factors that significantly affect each of the three stages in a young adult's educational trajectory in North West England: GCSE results, track taken at age 16 and 'A'-level scores. By applying three-level models to data collected as part of the EFFNATIS project, we find no evidence of any locality-level effects. Overall, none of the explanatory variables conventionally considered to affect educational attainment had a consistent effect across all three stages. Rather, each explanatory variable had a contingent effect at specific points within the overall trajectory of educational outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GCSE scores, track taken at age 16, 'A'-level scores, multi-level models, linear regression, multinomial logit
Subjects: 5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.7 Longitudinal Data Analysis
Depositing User: L-W-S user
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 13:29
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 13:50
DOI: 10.1080/09645290802024744

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